Faces of FirstLine

“I spent 4 years here. It’s crazy. You go through so many things, like problems, friends, and life period, and then you just look at yourself, like, I made it. This is crazyy… I’m ready, I’m ready to graduate, ready to go to college.”

-Acacia, Senior at Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School 



“I’m excited, I feel like this is my year.”

Clark Prep’s 11th grader, Macelina, kicks us off with this year’s Faces of FirstLine! Check back every week, or check us out on social media, for weekly Faces of FirstLine, updates, photos, and events.

“[I’m excited] to play with my friends.”

-Wheatley 1st Grader, Evelyn

“I’m so excited to learn…and maybe, we can make some cool stuff, or even make a potion!”

-LHA 3rd Grader, Ethan

“[I’m looking forward to] mastering the STEP 12”

-Green 4th Grader, D’Arrius

“I love the garden…it’s so life-like!”

-Ashe 4th Grader, Syjay

“[I’m excited] just to do better this year, get better grades- straight A’s!”

-Clark 11th Grader, Brad Lee

“[My favorite part about Wheatley is] Math. It’s really fun and easy to learn… because once a teacher teaches me, I can catch on in a day.”

-Wheatley 4th Grader, Melvin

“I like my teachers a lot…I’m excited for all the field trips and all the fun we have in class.”

-LHA 3rd Grader, Kamaren

“I’m excited about prom and graduation… I’m going ALL OUT this year… its the prom I gotta go big on”.

-Clark Prep 12th Grader, K’Lynn

“The thing I like about Fall is that we get [review] packets, because if I forgot something, I can remember it, and then I can do it!”

-Green 1st Grader, Myla

“Third grade is going to be fun… I’m excited for reading books!”

-Ashe 3rd Grader, Daiden

“This year we have so many new enrichments and we get to choose stuff and we switch every so often… Wheatley is an opportunity, basically.”

-Wheatley 7th Grader, Laila

“My favorite part about Fall Fest is the treats!”

-Sirmyron, 1st grader as Iron Man at LHA

“[Ashe is special to me because] I get to go on computers and I like to do Math. Books [are my favorite thing about Ashe] because I like to read. I read everyday in school!”

-Joc, 1st grader at Ashe

“I like [Clark]. My favorite thing about Clark is Mathematics… it’s difficult to learn.”

-Gilber, 11th Grader at Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School

“My favorite thing about Green is that I love to learn. My mom put me in this school so that I can go to other grades and go to college.”

-Justin, 2nd grader at Green

“I love going on the computers every day, and eating fruits and vegetables.”

-Janor, Kindergartner at Phillis Wheatley Community School

“My favorite thing about LHA is to learn. And to feed the chickens, and J-Lo, and the goats.”

-Faith, 1st Grader at Langston Hughes Academy


“I’m excited about graduating… I’m gonna miss Ms. Paul, Ms. Richards, Ms. Watkins, Mr. Casino, Mr. A”

-Kiara, 12th Grade at Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School

“My favorite thing about Ashe is that we have cooking class, and we have garden, and we have drama, and P.E., and Ms. Levenstein is nice.”

-Bria, 1st Grader at Arthur Ashe Charter School

“My favorite thing, I love my teachers. I love them because they’re smart.”

-Keyana, Kindergartner at Samuel J. Green Charter School

“I got a dirt bike for Christmas. I ride it at the second lines on Sundays!”

-Juante, 7th Grader at Phillis Wheatley Community School 

“My favorite thing about LHA is the teachers. The teachers are fun… we play games and it’s about learning…we got to have a lot of fun about multiplication.”

-Teanna, 4th Grader at Langston Hughes Academy